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Tony Reali
Birth name Anthony Joseph Paul Reali
Born July 4, 1978 (1978-07-04) (age 29)
in Staten Island, New York
Statistics
Occupation Sports talk show host
Other names Stat Boy
Gender Male
Notable credit(s) Stat Boy on PTI
Around the Horn

Anthony Joseph Paul "Tony" Reali (born July 4, 1978 in Staten Island, New York) is an American sports personality and television host, and the current host of Around the Horn on ESPN. He is also the ombudsman or "stat boy" on Pardon the Interruption. He is often referred to as the Ultimate Sports Guru for his keen intellect and mastery of all sports statistics. He is a Marlboro, New Jersey native and graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Communications and History from Fordham University. is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Staten Island (IPA: ) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... “NY” redirects here. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Pardon the Interruption (abbreviated PTI) is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, XM and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. ... Not to be confused with Round the Horne, a British radio comedy. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Staten Island (IPA: ) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... “NY” redirects here. ... NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw A news presenter is, broadly speaking, a person that presents a news show on television or radio. ... Not to be confused with Round the Horne, a British radio comedy. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... An ombudsman (English plural: ombudsmans or ombudsmen) is an official, usually (but not always) appointed by the government or by parliament, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens. ... Pardon the Interruption (abbreviated PTI) is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, XM and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. ... False information was removed from this page. ... Christian Brothers Academy (also known as CBA or The Academy), located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, New Jersey, is a private, all boys College preparatory school with a focus on Christian education run by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, founded by St. ... Map of Lincroft CDP in Monmouth County Lincroft is a part of Middletown Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ...

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Pre-ESPN career

Reali was a sportscaster for WFUV at Fordham University from 1997-2000 as the voice of football and men's basketball. He also hosted New York City's longest-running sports call-in program and was a beat reporter covering the Yankees, Mets, Giants, and Jets. In May 2000, he wrote for WPIX-TV of New York. WFUV, 90. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... WPIX (WB 11) is a television station in New York City. ...


Career at ESPN

Reali joined ESPN in 2000 as researcher/writer for ESPN's quiz show 2 Minute Drill. He later joined Pardon the Interruption in October 2001 as "Stat Boy", where his role was to correct and fact-check hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon at the end of every episode. Reali became so popular that he started appearing daily on Tony Kornheiser's radio show for a daily segment called "Preview the Interruption", in which he discussed what was going to happen on PTI later on that afternoon. After Reali became the host of Around the Horn and his popularity continued to rise, Kornheiser and Wilbon eventually started introducing him by his actual name instead of simply calling him "Stat Boy." On occassion, Kornheiser will add several ridiculous middle names when introducing him to poke fun at his long name. In addition to conducting his usual fact-checks, Reali now also judges Kornheiser and Wilbon when they play the game "Oddsmakers" on the show. 2 Minute Drill was an ESPN game show that aired from September 2000 to December 2001. ... Anthony Irwin Kornheiser (born July 13, 1948) is an American sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. ... Michael R. Wilbon (born November 19, 1958) is an American sportswriter and columnist. ... Not to be confused with Round the Horne, a British radio comedy. ...


In February 2004, Reali replaced Max Kellerman as the host of Around the Horn, the show that precedes PTI in the ESPN weekday schedule (he was guest host on Around the Horn six times and was a panelist six other times before becoming host). As host of Around The Horn, Reali awards points based upon the quality of the guests' comments and will deduct points or mute the guest when a nonsensical comment is provided, all at his own discretion. Max Kellerman (born August 6, 1973) is an American sports talk radio host from New York City. ... Not to be confused with Round the Horne, a British radio comedy. ...


Trivia

  • Often uses Italian slang (such as "squadoosh")[1]
  • At the end of every episode of Around The Horn, he throws a ball of all the day's papers at the camera, and hit the camera for the first time on February 17, 2007.
  • Often compares pitcher Andy Pettitte to Adonis. This is mainly a self-congratulatory statement as others have joked about Reali bearing a striking resemblance to Pettitte.
  • As mentioned by Around the Horn panelist Tim Cowlishaw on the August 15, 2007 show, Reali earned the nickname "Bambi" while playing rugby at Fordham University.
  • Commonly jokes at the end of each episode (except Fridays) that they'll be on a 23 1/2 hour break. On Fridays he says that there will be a 71 1/2 hour break.
  • First Yankee game attended was Dave Righetti's no-hitter against the Red Sox on July 4, 1983.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/25/AR2007022500075_3.html

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Around the Horn at AllExperts (2341 words)
Reali felt that the difference in argument quality between Bill and Woody was so lopsided toward Woody that he punished Bill by giving Woody 5 points and the win while giving Bill -3 points and hitting his Mute button several times, despite the fact that there were two more topics left.
Around the time Reali took over the show, the host was allowed to give points at his own discretion (Reali may give a single point for a weak argument, or many points for a particularly strong case backed by statistical information), and the penalty for a mute was reduced to a single point.
Reali told Paige at the beginning of the show that if Paige were to finish the whole bottle in 30 minutes, he would get 100 points the next show.
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